"When I write about a 15-year old, I jump, I return to the days when I was that age. It's like a time machine. I can remember everything. I can feel the wind. I can smell the air. Very actually. Very vividly."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Haruki Murakami on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Haruki Murakami on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Haruki Murakami on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Haruki Murakami on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Haruki Murakami on Robert Frost
"You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you."
"I've run the Boston Marathon 6 times before. I think the best aspects of the marathon are the beautiful changes of the scenery along the route and the warmth of the people's support. I feel happier every time I enter this marathon."
"I lost some of my friends because I got so famous, people who just assumed that I would be different now. I felt like everyone hated me. That is the most unhappy time of my life."
"Among the many values in life, I appreciate freedom most."
"You know, if you are kind of rich, the best thing is that you don't have to think about money. The best thing you can buy with money is freedom, time. I don't know how much I earn a year. I have no idea. I don't know how much I pay in taxes."